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ISIS Vows More Attacks on Egypt’s Christians

Last edited 20th February 2017

ISIS Vows More Attacks on Egypt’s Christians

PHOTO: A nun cries after the bombing of a Coptic chapel in Cairo in December (CNS)

In a video released on Monday, an ISIS affiliate group said Christians are their 'favourite prey'

An ISIS affiliate group in Egypt released a video on Monday showing the suicide bomber who killed nearly 30 people when he attacked a packed church in December and vowing more attacks on the country’s Christian.

A narrator says in the 20-minute video that the Egyptian Christians are the extremist group’s “favourite prey.”

The video shows footage of Egypt’s Coptic Christian Pope, Christian businessmen, judges and priests who either speak of the need to protect the minority or use derogatory terms to refer to Egypt’s Muslim majority. The narrator says Christians were no longer “dhimmis,” a reference to non-Muslims in Islam who enjoy a degree of state protection. Instead, the group describes the Christians as “infidels” who are empowering the West against Muslim nations.

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